ASTM D4332 Containers, Packages, Or Packaging Components

ASTM D4332 package testing simulates field conditions a package may experience. As an ISTA and ISO 17025 certified lab, we realize the importance of  testing. Meeting the ASTM D4332 requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.

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Summary of ASTM Conditioning Containers for Testing

The ASTM D4332 test describes a plan for conditioning these containers or packaging components. The purpose is so that the containers approach or reach equilibrium with the atmosphere to which they may be exposed. This standard is used for conditioning when conducting transit simulation tests.

This method should be used as the relevant conditioning standard when quantification of box compression strength at standard atmosphere conditions are required.

Many materials from which containers are made to undergo changes in physical properties as the temperature and the relative humidity vary. Therefore, the package should be placed and kept in a specified atmosphere for a length of time.

Scope of ASTM D4332 Package Testing

The conditions described in this testing method are either historically accepted standard conditions or special laboratory conditions chosen to represent particular phases of the distribution environment.

These standards and special conditions do not necessarily replicate actual field circumstances. However, they tend to simulate them and have effects on packages and materials which may be related to their field performance.

Significance of ASTM 4332 Conditioning for Container Testing

The container, package or packaging component in need of testing is exposed to the required conditions for an amount of time specified in the test procedure. Heavier packages are placed on a pallet or other device that should allow for as much exposure of the bottom surface as possible.

The package may be enclosed in a plastic sheet before removal from the conditioning atmosphere. It is noted that the plastic sheet may not interfere with the particular test, so that the package will neither gain or lose moisture.

The report summarizes details such as general information, date, time, location, and test engineer. Details of the components include the type of material and other characteristics. The number of packages tested and the number of failures are also recorded with any other conditioning.

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Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which allows us to provide short lead times on scheduling. In addition to special conditioning and testing, we have a full scope of expertise including accelerated aging, temperature validation, and vibration. We can accommodate flexible and rigid packages of all sizes, including large pallets.

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